ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — A 19-year-old Wisconsin soldier killed during the Korean War nearly 70 years ago will be buried in his hometown. The remains of U.S. Army Pvt. Edward “Buster” Morrison arrived in Ashland Wednesday evening. Morrison was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division when he was […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has created rules so there are testing standards for the first crop of industrial hemp.  The state launched a pilot program this year allowing for the growing and processing of hemp. The state’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday announced emergency rules that establish sampling […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers are proposing an expansion of background checks for gun sales in the state. Republicans who control the Legislature have said they are opposed to such efforts. But Evers and Democrats are pushing it in the wake of two mass shootings earlier this month, saying […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is up for the second month in a row. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate for July was 3%. That is up from 2.9% in June after it spent two months matching a record low of 2.8%. The rate is the same […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Insect repellent would have to be sold at all Wisconsin state parks and forests under a bill moving through the Legislature. The proposal heard Thursday by an Assembly committee is designed to help alleviate nature lovers’ fears of contracting Lyme disease. The measure is part of a bipartisan effort to prevent […]

ONTONAGON, Mich. – Shoreline erosion is jeopardizing travel to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park. The 107 Engineers Memorial Highway runs very close to Lake Superior in sections. It’s the main entry road on the east end of the state park. High Lake Superior water levels have put the highway in danger of being washed out. The […]

GOGEBIC / IRON COUNTY – As the 2019-20 school year fast approaches students will feel more secure as area schools upgraded security over the summer break. Most schools received security cameras, Wakefield – Marenisco received exterior doors upgrades with the central office being moved to be directly inside the main entrance, All visitors enter through […]

IRONWOOD – A plan is in place to allow The Pat O’Donnell Civic Center to reopen and be used this winter. Contractors will be building what they call a temporary dome over the building according to Scott Erickson, Ironwood city manager. In his report to the Ironwood City Commission on Monday, Erickson said it is […]

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees introduced a new ordinance Monday night designed to update the township’s building code ordinance.  Ordinance No. 58 would repeal and replace the existing Ordinance No. 14, which was enacted in 1975.  LeRoy Johnson, the township’s deputy supervisor and zoning administrator said the old ordinance lacked a number […]

IRONWOOD – At least 50 concerned citizens packed the Ironwood Memorial Building last night with concerns of water quality, and clarity after the city issued a water advisory on Friday which remains in effect today stating that city water is not to be given to or mixed with anything and given to infants under the […]

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